With the Lions’ fourth round pick I decided to return to the offensive side of the ball and draft a wide receiver that could eventually take over wide receiver Marvin Jones’ role should he decide to leave in free agency in a couple of years for more money. Morgan is a nuanced route runner that gains most of his separation through technique and precise route running.
He wont be able to step in as a starter immediately but offers the versatility to play in the slot if needed (like Marvin Jones), and would be a quality fourth receiver in four wide receiver sets. He is an all around solid prospect that has no glaring flaws but does not have great athleticism or top rate hands, which is why he could very likely fall to day three.
He could grow into a good number two option behind wide receiver Kenny Golladay with a couple seasons of development and seasoning. Don’t expect him to ever be in the conversation as one of the top wide outs in the game, but can still provide quality play opposite Golladay.
The Draft Network’s wide receiver guru Brad Kelly had some promising words for Morgan noting that his:
"“route running makes him a high-floor prospect… he’s a reliable and consistent performer… he will fill a complimentary role at the next level, likely that of a WR3, but offers a decent ceiling as well”."
While Morgan is not the most exciting of wide receiving prospects in the draft he offers a solid floor that you look for with your day three picks. With enough time and coaching the Lions could see Morgan turn into a regular contributor for their offense.